From superheros to hobbits to the Macarena—here are the tales of the 2018 PWR retreats!
If we’re honest with ourselves, we tend to generalize people, professions, and a host of other things. Here are some misconceptions about writers that are re-used, over-used, and should not be recycled.
Especially in a setting like a college class full of writers, it can be extremely difficult to feel like your words are needed. So why you? What makes you unique?
It is tempting to look at the other writers in your life and see only their successes. You see that one has a book contract, others are working the job you’d only dreamed of, others have drastically increased their platforms—and then you look at yourself and wonder what you’ve done with your life.
So, you’re ready for all the wondrous benefits of a critique group! Now, go round up some writers and critique away! That’s all there is to it, right? Well … yes and no.
“Critique group” is an intimidating term. No one likes to feel “critiqued,” and sharing art you’ve poured your heart and soul into with people you don’t know very well (yet) can be a little scary.
I’m not denying any of that. But it’s totally worth it.